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ACB chargesheets former BMO Beerwah, others in misappropriation case

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Srinagar: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has chargesheeted former Block Medical Officer Beerwah and two other officials in a corruption case registered some six years ago, a press release said Monday.

Those chargesheeted include then BMO Beerwah Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Banday, Mushtaq Ahmad Parray, then Jr. Assistant cum cashier at Medical Block Beerwah, and Zahoor Ahmad, then Pharmacist at Medical Block Beerwah, ACB press release said.

It said during investigation it was found that that Dr. Banday and other accused have misappropriated and embezzled an amount of Rs 1,15,89,851 from Treasury Beerwah against the fake, fictitious salary bills drawn against the non-existent employees or against the officials of Medical Block Beerwah which have not received the amount nor were entitled for the same, or against the staff engaged under NRHM scheme for which there is separate mechanism of disbursing their salaries, and on account of wages meant for the consolidated/part-time workers, the press release said.

ACB said it was also revealed that in blatant violation of financial rules and regulations and with criminal intention, accused Dr. Banday, who was also DDO, has issued a cheque in the name of self from the official account and has transferred the amount from salary account into the NRHM official CD account.

“Accused officer/officials while preparing fake/fictitious/double drawal bills and drawing same from the Treasury have destroyed the office copy of such bills along-with invoices issued thereof,” press release said.

It said the chargesheet against them was produced before the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar after government accorded prosecution sanction in respect of three officials, who are still in service.

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